Learning Machine: The Uncertain Future of Education

Efficiency vs. Equity w/ Martin Oliver

May 05, 2022 Raven DeRamus Byers, Nathan Levin & Sam Squillace Season 3 Episode 5
Learning Machine: The Uncertain Future of Education
Efficiency vs. Equity w/ Martin Oliver
Show Notes

Teachers are bring tech into the classroom more than every before, but if those tech tools aren't designed for the reality and context of all students - can they really be effective? 

On this week's episode we speak with Professor Martin Oliver, Pro-Director for Academic Development at the University College of London’s Institute of Education. During our conversation, Martin explained that choosing effective tech tools for learning is less about choosing the most cutting edge options, and more about optimizing technology choices to the real context of students’ lives. That, in the trade off between efficiency and equity, equity considerations often lead to the most effective outcomes.

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